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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Agroecology Summer Intensive is an undergraduate 10-week residential curriculum in academic and experiential learning at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. It comprises four courses (14 credits) in Sustainable Agriculture: soils, vegetable crops, agroecology and small farm management/produce marketing that count towards the school's Agroecology Minor. A Certificate Program is available for persons not seeking academic credit. Internships are available at the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm.

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The Agroecology Minor requires four courses in the Agroecology Summer Intensive program plus two additional courses.

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Courses in Sustainable Agriculture (NREM 304/504) and Sustainable Land Systems (LA 471). Course in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (NREM 335/535) addresses bioenergy (particularly dedicated to energy crops) in a sustainability context.

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Student-led courses in sustainable agriculture practices are offered each semester at the student-run farm.

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Merry Lea Sustainable Farm, the agricultural component of Goshen College's Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, serves the Agroecology Summer Intensive program, the Center's K-12 programs, and the Center's Masters in Environmental Education. The "educational farm demonstrat[es] sustainable agriculture practices for students and the visiting public."

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The Purdue University Student Farm offers students experiential learning opportunities, serves as a site for undergraduate research on sustainable agriculture, and offers courses to students who participate in the farm's operation.

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"Integrated Pathways (IPs) are distinctive programs allowing students to personalize their education?" "Based around a theme, ...students?integrate 4-6 academic courses, co-curricular work?and a final project appropriate to the content."

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